All posts by Patrick Simms

The Art of Building Enterprise-wide Buy-in

A strategic meetings management program acknowledges the stake that the entire company has in meetings.

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The Art of Building Enterprise-wide Buy-in

A strategic meetings management program acknowledges the stake that the entire company has in meetings.

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Follow These Signposts to Maximize Engagement

Planners who facilitate interactive strategies will prevent their sales training sessions from running off the road.

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Follow These Signposts to Maximize Engagement

Planners who facilitate interactive strategies will prevent their sales training sessions from running off the road.

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Las Vegas Is on a Convention and Renovation Roll

It’s all a numbers game in Las Vegas, and the numbers for meetings and conventions couldn’t be more impressive: The city was named the No. 1 trade show destination in 2013 for the 20th consecutive year.

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Las Vegas Is on a Convention and Renovation Roll

It’s all a numbers game in Las Vegas, and the numbers for meetings and conventions couldn’t be more impressive: The city was named the No. 1 trade show destination in 2013 for the 20th consecutive year.

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Exhibition Planning Executives Put New Trends and Tactics Into Practice

Many factors can influence show growth and performance, but the primary one is the vitality of the target industry.

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Exhibition Planning Executives Put New Trends and Tactics Into Practice

Many factors can influence show growth and performance, but the primary one is the vitality of the target industry.

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Hoteliers practice customer service when they invest in their meeting hotels to render them more appealing and functional for incoming guests.

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Hoteliers practice customer service when they invest in their meeting hotels to render them more appealing and functional for incoming guests.

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That Ace the Meeting Experience

Golf resorts succeed in the meetings market when they do not primarily rest on the laurels of a great championship golf course…

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That Ace the Meeting Experience

Golf resorts succeed in the meetings market when they do not primarily rest on the laurels of a great championship golf course…

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Hidden Jewels That Make Meetings Shine

With all the focus on Orlando among corporate planners considering the Sunshine State, it’s refreshing to see a company that diversifies its Floridian destinations, taking advantage of cities such as Jacksonville, Boca Raton and Key Largo for business meetings and incentive programs.

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Hidden Jewels That Make Meetings Shine

With all the focus on Orlando among corporate planners considering the Sunshine State, it’s refreshing to see a company that diversifies its Floridian destinations, taking advantage of cities such as Jacksonville, Boca Raton and Key Largo for business meetings and incentive programs.

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Planning Meetings That March to the Beat of a Different Drummer

Corporate planners have long used the “themed event” as the centerpiece to their meetings. But the entire meeting, not just a night or two, is made memorable when staged at one of the country’s great theme parks.

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Planning Meetings That March to the Beat of a Different Drummer

Corporate planners have long used the “themed event” as the centerpiece to their meetings. But the entire meeting, not just a night or two, is made memorable when staged at one of the country’s great theme parks.

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Physical and Mental Challenges That Strengthen Workplace Performance

Much of the teamwork that happens in corporate America today is through virtual communications, with the work force becoming increasingly remote and decentralized. But it is teamwork nonetheless, and when employees do gather for a face-to-face meeting, it bears emphasizing the value of effective collaboration. A teambuilding activity, one that serves as a metaphor for workplace performance, has long been a means to that end.

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Physical and Mental Challenges That Strengthen Workplace Performance

Much of the teamwork that happens in corporate America today is through virtual communications, with the work force becoming increasingly remote and decentralized. But it is teamwork nonetheless, and when employees do gather for a face-to-face meeting, it bears emphasizing the value of effective collaboration. A teambuilding activity, one that serves as a metaphor for workplace performance, has long been a means to that end.

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Above All, an Experience That Makes Them Feel Special

But incentive travelers aren’t just looking for a pleasant, convenient lodging experience. They want a hotel or resort that is part of the reward for making their sales quota over a long, challenging qualifying period.

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Above All, an Experience That Makes Them Feel Special

But incentive travelers aren’t just looking for a pleasant, convenient lodging experience. They want a hotel or resort that is part of the reward for making their sales quota over a long, challenging qualifying period.

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